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Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Trevor Lamenya

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Alonso to miss Melbourne season opener

Fernando Alonso will miss next week’s Melbourne Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after a heavy crash during winter testing McLaren team announced on Tuesday.

“Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando’s team-mate Jenson Button and the team’s test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen,” they said in a statement.

Australia would have marked a new start for Alonso at McLaren, which is also embarking on a new engine partnership with Honda, after five years at Ferrari.

However, the Spaniard spent three nights in hospital last week after losing control and hitting a wall in testing in Barcelona on February 22. We wish him a quick recovery.

 


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Trevor Lamenya

Trevor is one of the top motoring journalists in Kenya and is very passionate when it comes to motoring. He has been instrumental in developing content for numerous publications including Autozine Magazine, Capital FM, SME Today, MALE Magazine and American website Top Speed. Currently he is the Editor in chief of www.autovaulttv.com as well as running a syndicated motoring column published in the Sunday Standard, Kenya’s second largest newspaper.



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